Harvard University seeks emergency preparedness fellow

Harvard University recently posted an emergency preparedness fellow opening in the Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program on its recruiting information website.


The person hired for the job will conduct research, provide content and organize activities in support of the university's emergency preparedness mission to provide public, private and non-governmental organizations with knowledge and information to prepare for, and respond to, emergencies.


The fellow will work with EPREP staff to develop evaluation plans and tools for exercises, as well as compile summaries and analysis of exercise data for publication.


The fellow will assist with securing funding through grants.


The university said a successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to public health and emergency preparedness in their career.


According to the job posting, the university is looking for a candidate with a master's degree or PhD. The job requires working independently and as part of a team, and requires someone able to communicate effectively and professionally with EPREP members and community partners. The position will require some travel.


The position reports to the Director of the Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program.


The position is temporary, ending June 30. It is a grant-funded position, and has a possibility of extension depending on additional grant funding.